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  • Conversations With Whales: The eRepublik 2012 Summit

    Conversations With Whales: The eRepublik 2012 Summit

    Last weekend I attended the “eRepublik International Summit 2012″ in Bucharest and had the opportunity to meet with many of the game’s “whale” players. I saw what they cared about, how the game’s developers and players have a close-knit relationship, and how that conversation is the real heart of the game. For social game makers, there are lessons to be… Read More

  • The Free-To-Play Storm and the Freecore Gamer

    The Free-To-Play Storm and the Freecore Gamer

    Editor’s Note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of the leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. The really big change that social games brought about was proving that the Asian model of monetising games through virtual goods and other… Read More

  • RocketFrog Wants To Build The Largest Social Casino On The Web, Myspace Tom Joins As Advisor

    RocketFrog Wants To Build The Largest Social Casino On The Web, Myspace Tom Joins As Advisor

    Today brings another entrant into the social gambling space with RocketFrog, which is setting out to bring casino entertainment to Facebook with the launch of a free-to-play online casino that offers players the chance to win real prizes. Traditionally, online casino players participate in the casino gaming experience recreationally, with the rewards being the opportunity to socialize with… Read More

  • Lord Of The Rings Online Is Now Free-To-Play

    Lord of the Rings Online officially goes free-to-play today. Well, provided you don’t live in Europe. How does Warner Bros., the game’s publisher, make any money? Like most of these free-to-play games, the game itself is free, but you can purchase all sorts of extra bells and whistles from the game’s LOTRO Store. Read More